The California Competes Tax Credit is an income tax credit available to businesses that want to locate in California or stay and grow in California. Participate in a Los Angeles Region Workshop or webinar! Check out the schedule here.


SCORE is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentoring. To meet with a volunteer at the Azusa City House, schedule your appointment at (626)593-1120.


The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted by University of La Verne is part of the Los Angeles Regional SBDC network and assists area business owners increase their sales, obtain loans, streamline operations, utilize new technologies and position themselves for long-term growth.

The SBDC offers a team of business advisors who provide free business consulting and low-cost training in business operations and management, marketing, financing, business planning and more. Contact the SBDC hosted by the University of La Verne at (909)448-1567 for more information.

To view upcoming events and workshops click here.

Thursday, March 23, 2017
9:30 am to 11:30 am 
University of La Verne 
President's Dining Room

Wednesday, May 3, 2017
6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Azusa Woman’s Club

Market Research—How to Market your Business to the Government Small Business Week 2017
Social Media Marketing Workshop

In this workshop you’ll learn about:
  • When the government conducts market research; 
  • Who conducts the market research;
  • Why and who mandates market research;
  • Communication with the government;
  • Getting your company involved in the market research; and 
  • Marketing your company to the government.
The workshop is presented by the SBA, University of La Verne SBDC and the Los Angeles County Consumer & Business Affairs

To commemorate National Small Business Week, the City is partnering with University of La Verne Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Azusa Chamber of Commerce to present social media marketing for your business.

The workshop will include:
• Social Media Marketing for Businesses;
• SEO for Mobile Marketing Success; and
• Promoting business online presence.
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Visit the U.S.Small Business Administration Learning Center to participate in self-paced online training courses, quick videos, web chats and more to help you learn about the many aspects of business ownership.